Dr. Lucio Privitello
Lucio Angelo Privitello, graduated from Villanova University Ph.D., (2003), and is Professor of Philosophy, Endowed Professor of Ancient Greek Philosophy from the Pappas Center for Hellenic Studies, and Chair of the Philosophy and Religion Program at Stockton University, where he has been since 2005. As faculty member, and then Chair, Privitello has expanded the B.A. in Philosophy, with two separate B.A. degree/concentrations: one for Legal Studies and Philosophy, and one that includes a foreign language competency requirement for Graduate Studies in Philosophy. He has served as Coordinator of the South Jersey Classical Humanities Society, and faculty sponsor for Phi Sigma Tau, but it is in teaching and scholarship where true joys resides. Apart from his core program courses, Privitello has enjoyed cooking up Philosophy and General Studies courses to entice and enhance student interest and enrollment. A few examples are, “Renaissance Philosophy in Italy,” “In Search of a God Language,” “Mysticism and Philosophy,” “Soul for Sale: Faust,” “Nietzsche: Forgetting and Remembering Philosophy,” “The Ways of Love,” “Horror: Reason, Madness, Faith,” “Myth, Death and Philosophy,” and “Philosophies of Art.” Directly inspired from his Villanova 2003 Dissertation are the courses “Humor’s Logic and Laughter’s Wisdom,” and “In the Animal’s Image.” His Senior Seminar Capstone courses have included “Parmenides” and “Fate, Fortune, Chance, and Necessity”. For fall 2020, he has shared the planning of a team-taught course, “Music and Philosophy,” with a faculty member from the Music Program. Thanks to the generous endowment from the Pappas Center of Hellenic Studies, international conferences, research, as well as national conferences and travel, are splendidly supported, which has allowed venues from Athens, Alcalà, London, Milano, Warsaw, and Sicily, as well as national venues. Conference presentations have been on and about themes and figures within Ancient Greek philosophy, American philosophy (Wright, Royce, and Santayana), the philosophy of culture, Nietzsche, Adorno, Lacan, Derrida, Cassirer, Proust, the Sicily of Il Gattopardo, pedagogy, horror theory, and humor theory. Examples of his publications are:
•“The Devil Wares Damask: Twilled Teaching as Apprenticeships
in Creativity,” Eidos: A Journal for Philosophy of Culture, Volume
3: No.4 (10) /2019 https://doi.org/10.14394/eidos.jpc.2019.0046.
•Review of Nicola Stefano Galgano, I Precetti della Dea: Non Essere
e Contraddizione in Parmenide di Elea, in Archai: Journal on the
Study of the Origins of Western Thought (Brazil & Portugal).
(January 2019) http://periodicos.unb.br/index.php/archai/article
• “Umberto Eco’s Adventurous Orders,” Journal of Italian Philosophy,
spring 2018. https://research.ncl.ac.uk/italianphilosophy/current%20issue/.
• “Who’s, What’s, I Don’t Know: A Musement on Eco’s Pragmatism,”
The European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy (EJPAP),
Special Issue, 2018, “Eco and Pragmatism” https://journals.openedition.
• “Approaching the Parmenidean Sublime,” Epoché: A Journal for the
History of Philosophy, Volume 23, Number 1, fall 2018, https://
• “I have wandered in a face …,” Chapter 20, in The Philosophy
of Umberto Eco, Eds. Sara C. Beardsworth and Randall E. Auxier,
vol. XXXV, Library of Living Philosophers (Chicago: Open Court
Publishing, 2017) http://www.opencourtbooks.com/books_n/
• “Josiah Royce on Nietzsche’s Couch,” in The Transactions of the
Charles S. Peirce Society, “Royce Centennial Issue,” Vol. 52. No. 2
(spring 2016) https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/trancharpeirsoc.
• “S/laughter and Anima-lēthē,” in Reading Bataille, Now, Ed.
Shannon Winnubst. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006),
• “The Incompossible Language of Natural Aristocracy: Deleuze’s
misreading of Visconti’s The Leopard,” Senses of Cinema, October 18, 2005 http://sensesofcinema.com/2005/feature-articles/leopard/.